What Would Love Do Now?

Poignant and universal, this piece addresses the end of life with both compassion and a refusal to prevaricate. We get to grieve, share and even celebrate together.

Based on the poem of the same name – written by Julie Barnes, adapted and set to music by Judith
Silver – this song cycle speaks of simple and essential needs in our dying days – to be held, accompanied, honoured, and celebrated, with dignity and tenderness. Sometimes surprisingly upbeat, sometimes profound and reverent, it presents tender vignettes, using instruments and voices, to explore this complex, often taboo, emotional landscape.

Julie and Judith are committed to sharing this piece in service to others and will invite participants to reflect on the personal impact of the poem and song; and how this might help them think creatively about what a good death means to them.